CHW skills for women's health

Women’s Health: 7 Skills Every Community Health Worker Needs

To build a healthy community that supports the needs of high-risk or at-risk communities, community health worker programs need to improve health and wellness for everyone. While we regularly talk about health and disease in generalized terms, women’s health requires a specific focus. Health has gender differences. The CHWs in your program need to understand …

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virtual training trends for 2022

The Virtual Training Trends That Are Everywhere in 2022

What’s hot in online healthcare education delivery methods, and why your organization can’t ignore any of them.

Learners looking for keep raising the bar on what they expect in terms of skill-based health education. It seems anything can drive the need to expand and elevate what you offer your health workers. It might be availability (can they take the course in the evenings or after hours when they’re not in the field?), or hardware (does it work on the iPad?) or collaboration (is there a social element that lets learners network with each other?).

Many healthcare agencies still rely heavily on in-person training or consider “online” to be a PowerPoint presentation. If your organization is like this, you’ll need to work even harder to meet the expectations of your learners. Here are the trends you need to follow to navigate the ever-changing world of health training.

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Hiring community health workers

Hiring Community Health Workers: Everything You Need to Know

Community health workers are a priceless addition to any healthcare system. In fact, studies show that CHWs can represent significant savings for healthcare teams. So it makes sense that many organizations are hiring community health workers as they expand services and reach. But what exactly are community health workers and how can you incorporate them …

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Michigan CHW core competencies

Michigan CHW Core Competencies

Community health workers are essential frontline workers helping connect at-risk populations with the preventive health services they need to lead happy, healthy lives. In Michigan, CHWs take into account factors like social context, language barriers, and common behaviors to address healthcare with a culturally-sensitive approach. They’re a trusted authority in the community because they’re first …

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CHW supervisor

Thinking About Hiring a CHW Supervisor for Your Health Program? Here Are Tips You Can Begin Using Now

The CHW supervisor is an essential part of your community health worker program. The supervisor is responsible for providing administrative, and sometimes clinical, support. They’re also the champion of the community health workers (CHW), promotores de salud, or other health advocates within an agency. They’re the ones who hold CHWs accountable, review their work and …

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California chw core competencies

California Community Health Worker Core Competencies

Community health workers (CHWs) have been working in California for years. CHWs, as well as promotores, community health representatives (CHRs) and other health promoters, help people in marginalized communities find food and insurance and manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. They are major doers for people living in California who need …

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Set CHW learning goals

How to Set Learning Goals for a Successful Community Health Program

The career path as a Community Health Worker is one full of growth opportunities, hands-on experience, and human interaction. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 17% growth for CHWs by 2030. Community health workers or promotores de salud have the chance to improve community members’ well-being every day and help them navigate the …

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